Kyykka is a centuries old outdoor game from Finland that can be played in teams or individually. The object of the game is to obtain points by throwing a large wooden bat to knock your opponents' skittles out of the playing area in as few throws as possible.
Also known as Finnish skittles or Karelian skittles, kyykka is a centuries old game of Karelian origin that is popular in summer fairs and festivals all over Finland. It is played competitively with national and regional tournaments for teams and invidivual mens and womens categories. During the winter, indoor Kyykka competitions are also organised. International tournaments are staged with the primary competing countries Sweden, Russia, Estonia, Belarus and Germany.
Some terms used in the game of Kykka follow:
Unofficially, a Pike (fish) is the term for a throw that completely misses all the skittles and a Tower is a pair of skittles one on top of the other.
Each Kyykka set comes with 2 bats and 12 skittles and is presented in a convenient and sturdy wooden crate.
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